Friday, June 5, 2015

On Safari With Curtis 4 June 2015

4 June 2015

A bit of a late start this morning as the guests had a much needed lie in.

When we did get going we found our first highlight straight away. We headed down to dam and found the hippo in good voice with waterbuck sitting nearby us. What made this sighting even nicer was the sudden appearance of an elephant from the nearby trees. We watched as she moved down to the waters edge and started to drink, we watched for a few minutes when suddenly another elephant and then another until all eight members of this family were drinking.

Our second highlight happened as we were driving to a possible sighting we had been tipped off about, but before we got there we found a leopard lying up in a marula tree. Our timing was very lucky as she jumped down soon after we arrived and so after finding her again we followed her for about a kilometer before losing sight of her.

During the day we also saw 3 cheetah, 2 lion sightings and a second leopard sighting as well as giraffe, warthog,  steenbok, common duiker, impala, kudu, waterbuck, zebra, cape buffalo, white rhino, crocodile and lots of sunbathing hippo at the golf club.

Birds included African fish eagle, bataleurs, red-billed oxpeckers, red-billed hornbills, blacksmith lapwings and hamerkops.

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